Denman Island Local Trust Area

Protected Areas in the Denman Island Local Trust Area (2018)


Type of Protected Area Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)
Conservation Covenant 91.22 1.77
Nature Reserve 240.97 4.68
Park - Community 1.45 0.03
Park - Provincial 800.33 15.53
Park - Regional 1.23 0.02
Provincial Protected Area 101.93 1.98


1,237.14 24.01


Type of Marine Protection Area (ha)
Rockfish Conservation Area 567.10
Total 567.10


Ecosystem Values in the Denman Island Local Trust Area (2010)

Sensitive Ecosystems

Sensitive Ecosystems Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)  
Cliff 4.0 0.1  
Freshwater 27.0 0.5  
Herbaceous 38.2 0.8  
Mature Forest 529.5 10.3  
Old Forest 0 0  
Riparian 0 0  
Wetland 288.8 5.6  
Woodland 24.1 0.5  


911.8 17.7  

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Species at Risk

The B.C. Conservation Data Centre has recorded sightings of Great Blue Heron (blue listed), Western Screech-Owl (blue listed), Slimleaf onion (blue listed), Coastal wood fern (blue listed), Nuttall's quillwort (blue listed), Edith's Checkerspot, taylori subspecies (red listed), Red-legged frog (blue listed) and Sand-verbena Moth (red listed) in the Denman Island Local Trust Area.  There may be additional species at risk in the Denman Island Local Trust Area that are not recorded with the B.C. Conservation Data Centre or whose locations are considered confidential information.

Forested Ecosystems

The Denman Island Local Trust Area is in the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone.  No Old Forest ecosystems were found in the local trust area indicating that the entire island was logged at one time or another; however, there may be remnant old growth trees.  The breakdown of forests by age class is (note: this includes woodland sensitive ecosystems, so percentages will vary from the sensitive ecosystems section above):

Forest Type Area (ha) Portion of LTA (%)  
Pole/Sapling Forest (<40 yrs) 369 7.3  
Young Forest (40-80 yrs) 1,577 31.2  
Mature Forest (80-250 yrs) 533 10.6  



Modified Ecosystems in the Denman Island Local Trust Area (2010)

Type of Modification

Area (ha)

Portion of LTA (%)  
Cultivated Field 572.2 11.1  
Rural 549.6 10.1  
Urban 15.3 0.3  
Road 123.1 2.4  


1,260.2 24.5  


Page last updated: 10/04/18
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